ASUS ROG GX500 15.6-inch 4K Gaming Laptop – See Features, Specifications, Price and Release Date

Published on June 22nd, 2014 | by Peter Paul

Earlier this month, Asus has revealed their new “ultra-thin, ultra-cool” 4K gaming laptop – the Asus ROG GX500. The Asus GX500 is the world’s thinnest 15.6-inch gaming laptop, with a thickness of only 19mm thin, and has a 4K Ultra High Definition resolution (3840×2160 to be exact). It’s powered by a 4th Generation Intel Haswell Core i7 Quad Core processor and graphics is powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M discrete graphics processor. Check out more features, specifications below and watch hands on videos of the GX500 as well.


ASUS ROG GX500 4K Gaming Laptop

Asus ROG GX500 4K Gaming Laptop Features

The Asus ROG GX500 is basically the “ROG” version of the Asus Zenbook NX500. Both of them have a 4K UHD display, same ultra-thin and light body design, but the GX500 is geared towards mobile gamers, thanks to its more powerful graphics processor.

Asus’ new 4K gaming laptop has an exact display resolution of 3840×2160, giving you more detail, and more space to work with. The Asus GX500 features the company’s VisualMaster technology, a pre-calibrated IPS display with wide color gamut and Quantum Dot technology. Its 15.6-inch 4K display also features TruVivid and Splendid technologies, as well as Direct Bonded LCD that reduces the reflections in bright environments, giving brighter images with better contrast.

The Asus ROG GX500 is only 0.7-inch or 19mm thin and weighs around 2KG. It features Hyper Cool technology, an upgraded and intelligent dual-fan cooling system making it the coolest ultraportable gaming laptop ever. Of course we’ll have to wait for legitimate and real reviews regarding its temperature specially when in gaming.

Under the hood, the Asus GX500 is powered by a 4th Generation Intel Haswell Core i7 Quad Core processor, probably a Core i7-4700 or newer. The CPU is paired with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M discrete graphics processor to drive the 4K display and for gaming purposes. The CPU is also paired with a DDR3 memory that is configurable up to 16GB in capacity.

The Asus GX500 doesn’t use a SATA hard drive or SATA SSD, instead it uses an M.2 PCIe x4 SSD, more faster than a SATA based SSD. It also features 802.11 ac WiFi connectivity and comes with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower for its Audio.

ASUS ROG GX500 Gaming Notebook

Asus ROG GX500 Specifications

Operating System: Windows 8.1
Processor: 4th Gen. Intel Core i7 Quad Core
Memory: Up to 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
Graphics Processor: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Display: 15.6-inch 4K UHD IPS (3820×2160)
Storage: M.2 PCIe SSD (Capacities TBA)
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 ac
Audio: Bang & Olufsen ICEpower
Dimensions: 378 x 255 x 19mm
Weight: 2.2 kg
Other specifications to be announce

Price and Release Date

Asus hasn’t disclosed the GX500 suggested retail price yet, but expect that this could be an expensive 4K gaming laptop considering its specs and features. According to Asus, the GX500 will become available this coming September or October. I’ll update this article or post a new one once this 4K gaming laptop becomes available in the US.

UPDATE: The ROG GX500 is still not available as of today, but its non ROG variant, the Asus Zenbook NX500 is now available here.

Asus ROG GX500 4K Gaming Laptop Reviews

As of today, there are no Asus GX500 reviews yet. But we have seen several channels on YouTube who have uploaded hands on videos of the said 4K gaming laptop taken during Computex 2014.

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4 Responses to ASUS ROG GX500 15.6-inch 4K Gaming Laptop – See Features, Specifications, Price and Release Date

  1. sharon says:

    I’m a professional photographer and looking for a good laptop to do my post editing work on. I’ve heard some bad things about Windows 8.1. Can you elaborate on this? Also, is the finish on the ASUS Gx500 screen matte or glossy? Can you explain the benefits of the M .2 PCIe x4 SSD vs. the SATA SSD or SSD hard drive? I read that I should look for a laptop with an SSD drive. And is the keyboard backlit and easy to use?

    • Peter Paul says:

      I’ve been using Windows 8.1 and I haven’t encountered any problems. I think the real problem why people hated the Windows 8.1 is because they are used to the graphics user interface of Windows 7 and they prefer that way. Actually many users don’t know this, but you can use Windows 8.1 the way you use Windows 7. You don’t have to use the new user interface of the Windows 8.1 if you don’t feel like it.
      The GX500 isn’t available yet, but I would suggest you check out Apple MacBook Pro if you are into photo editing. But if you prefer Windows, there are still lots of variants to choose from. Just make sure you get the one with a Quad Core Haswell processor and lots of RAM, with the discrete graphics processor (preferably).
      M.2 PCIE are much faster than SATA interface because they use PCIE interface instead of SATA interface. PCIE based SSD can go beyond 550MB/s read write speed, while SATA based SSD usually goes from 200MB/s to 500MB/s read/write speed.

  2. Kemi says:

    What happened to this laptop? I cant find it anywhere

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